Chemical substances and health protection

National reference laboratory REACH - CLP

The National Center of Chemicals, Cosmetics and Consumer Protection (CNSC) of the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) has been identified as the National Reference Laboratory (LNR) REACH - CLP for the coordination of the network of control laboratories.

The LNR provides technical-scientific support to the network of laboratories and authorities for:

  • propose substances of interest for the planning of controls at national level
  • select the test methods for the controls that the AC intends to implement
  • propose annual plans of analytical control activities for sampling activities by central and regional control bodies and test activities of official laboratories
  • develop and validate new test methods and transfer test methods and sampling procedures to network laboratories
  • organize inter-laboratory tests
  • develop data quality guidelines
  • train experts on quality management systems
  • verify the structures at the request of the Regions, autonomous provinces or the competent authority, for the identification of interregional or national centers of excellence
  • audit analysis, where required by provisions